Justine Tunney is a New York-based software engineer at Google, but she’s also a prolific activist who was and continues to be instrumental to the Occupy Wall Street movement. A “transgender anarchist,” she founded OccupyWallStreet.org and continues to maintain the @OccupyWallSt Twitter handle; her Github account has an Occupy Wall Street specific repository that boasts the tagline, “Stomping out capitalism, one line of code at a time.” And she also has an interesting new approach to crowdfunding. Read More
Google Glass App for Traders Will Let Them Watch Stock Prices Plummet While They Buy Their Hermès Ties
As if being a Wall Street i-banker and working in a power suit till 4 a.m. every morning isn’t already appealing, now you can do it with a computer strapped to your face. As Quartz reported yesterday, Fidelity Labs—sort of like the mad scientists’ division of Fidelity Investments—has developed a “market monitoring app” for Google Glass.
Google is sponsoring New Work City’s NWCU, an initiative consisting of 12 to 15 recurring classes, workshops, and speaker panels created to offer members of the coworking community new skills and more opportunities to get together.
Google’s developer relations team will be working with NWCU to develop hackathons, seminars, and other programming designed to teach people how Read More
Seth Weintraub, who covers the Google beat at Fortune, has noticed two new job postings for Google’s New York office.
The positions are at Google Ideas, an amorphous initiative at Google under which we assume seemingly random things like self-driving cars might be lumped.
“Google Ideas is a “think/do tank” focused on connecting Read More
You can now program a phone call from Santa courtesy of Google at sendacallfromsanta.com, part of the company’s holiday push to promote its Google Voice service and, longterm, to take over the world.
Google Voice is a collection of services: a single number that rings all your phones, a voicemail transcriber, and free Read More
Is it for real? It looks too cute to be from Planet Google. But perhaps Google eBookstore knows it will have to specialize in clever-bordering-on-twee branding to win the hearts of the intersecting demographic of Techies and Lit-Nerds. Why else would they design this error message?
It seems to be working so Read More
Google’s eBooks initiative debuted today and has already made it into Twitter’s trending topics, showing how the promise of device-agnostic e-books captures the imagination of the reading public.
The store launched with more than three million titles from 4,000 publishers, any of which can be read from a browser, e-reader or mobile device. Read More
The Post is reporting that Google wants to purchase 111 Eighth Avenue, one of the biggest properties on the Manhattan market, for $2 billion.
This 18-story behemoth totals 2.9 million square feet, so Google’s rumored bid works outs to $690 per square foot.
Google already rents 550,000 square feet at the site, which Read More
Officials in Riverhead, NY have been using Google Earth to figure out which residents neglected to get permits for their pools. Some $75,000 in fees later, busted residents are pretty unhappy about this and they’ve turned to privacy advocates to help them fight the power. The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed lawsuits on Read More